The official start of summer might be a couple weeks away, but when it comes to school, summer vacation has arrived! You can feel the excitement in the air. Everywhere you turn, you hear folks talking about their summer travel plans.
- Have a staycation: While not all families want to skip summer vacations, a lot of them are opting for staycations especially during the peak times of summer vacations like Independence Day. Not only does this reduce the stress of planning a summer break during peak travel dates, it also allows you to discover or (rediscover) local attractions. If you really want to shake things up, try hiking in a local state park or camping at a forest preserve for an away-from-home feeling. You get the experience of trying something new and spending time as a family, close to home.